Hanover in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The marking of this route is a gift from the French Government. Committee of the Bicentennial 1776-1976
Erected by French Government, Committee of the Bicentennial 1776-1976.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the The Washington-Rochambeau Route series lists.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 37° 45.769′ N, 77° 22.029′ W. Marker was in Hanover, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker was on Hanover Courthouse Road (U.S. 301) 0.2 miles north of Depot Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Hanover VA 23069, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Hanover Confederate Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanover Courthouse (within shouting distance The Fields Family (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hanover Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanover Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hanover Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Patrick Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hanover Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
More about this marker. Marker has been removed by Hanover Court with permission of Preservation Virginia due to inaccuracy, is in possession of the Hanover County Historical Society. Washington, Rochambeau, Chastellux and their staff officers did not travel through Hanover County in their movement from Newport, RI to Yorktown, VA. They left Mount Vernon on 12 Sep 1781 enroute to Fredericksburg, spending the night there. 13 Sep 1781, they proceeded to Aylett(s) (Col.) via Bowling Green to Aylett(s) spending night at Col. Aylett's Fairfield. 14 Sep 1781 proceeded to Williamsburg, crossing the Pamunkey River via Ruffin's Ferry from King and Queen into New Kent County. Thus no Hanover route. Washington (in Nov 1781) and Rochambeau (in Feb 1781) did come though Hanover Courthouse on return from Yorktown.
Source: Revolutionary War Road and Transportation Survey in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1781 - 1782 by Robert A. Selig (2010). Partners review copies published for review, undergoing final revisions. (Lengthy, comprehensive study.)
Also see . . .
1. Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route. (Submitted on February 5, 2009.)
2. Virginia Washington - Rochambeau Route (September 1781). (Submitted on February 5, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,116 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on February 6, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.